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1985 Dallas Cowboys

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10-6-0, NFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.2, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (20.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Tom Landry (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Danny White 33 9 14 267 for 450, 3,157 yards, 21 td, 17 int, & 22 rushes for 44 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
RB Tony Dorsett 31 8 16 305 rushes for 1,307 yards, 7 td, & 46 catches for 449 yards and 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Timmy Newsome 27 5 14 88 rushes for 252 yards, 2 td, & 46 catches for 361 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
WR Tony Hill* 29 8 14 74 catches for 1,113 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
WR Mike Renfro 30 7 16 60 catches for 955 yards, 8 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
TE Doug Cosbie* 29 6 16 64 catches for 793 yards, 6 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
LT Phil Pozderac 26 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
LG Glen Titensor 27 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
C Tom Rafferty 31 9 16 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Kurt Petersen 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
RT Jim Cooper 30 8 15 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 34 11 16 13.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT John Dutton 34 11 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
RDT Randy White*+ 32 10 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Jim Jeffcoat 24 2 16 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
LLB Mike Hegman 32 9 15 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Eugene Lockhart 24 1 15 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
RLB Jeff Rohrer 27 3 12 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
LCB Everson Walls* 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Ron Fellows 27 4 11 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
SS Dextor Clinkscale 27 5 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Michael Downs 26 4 16 0.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 32 8 0 19 of 28 field goals & 42 of 43 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P Mike Saxon 23 Rook 0 81 punts for a 41.9 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
PR Bill Bates 24 2 2 22 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td
KR Robert Lavette 22 Rook 0 34 kick returns for a 20.1 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 103rd pick / 1985

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
36 Vince Albritton 23 db 7 1 215 6-2 Washington 7/23/1962 1 1
87 Gordon Banks 27 2 0 175 5-10 Stanford 3/12/1958 5 0
40 Bill Bates 24 PR 16 2 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 2 0
99 Kevin Brooks 22 11 0 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
47 Dextor Clinkscale 27 SS 16 16 192 5-11 South Carolina St. 4/13/1958 5 6
61 Jim Cooper 30 RT 15 15 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 8 7 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
85 Fred Cornwell 24 te 16 1 236 6-6 USC 8/7/1961 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1984
84 Doug Cosbie* 29 TE 16 16 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 6 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
55 Steve DeOssie 23 16 0 248 6-2 Boston Col. 11/22/1962 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1984
33 Tony Dorsett 31 RB 16 16 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 8 12 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
26 Michael Downs 26 FS 16 16 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 4 6
86 Kenny Duckett 26 3 0 184 6-0 Wake Forest 10/1/1959 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1982
78 John Dutton 34 LDT 16 15 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 11 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
42 Ricky Easmon 22 db 8 1 158 5-10 Florida 7/3/1963 Rook 1
27 Ron Fellows 27 RCB 13 11 178 6-0 Missouri 11/7/1958 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
46 Todd Fowler 23 te 8 0 221 6-3 S.F. Austin 6/9/1962 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1984 Supp
83 Leon Gonzalez 22 11 0 162 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 9/21/1963 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1985
58 Mike Hegman 32 LLB 16 15 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
80 Tony Hill* 29 WR 15 14 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 8 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
14 Gary Hogeboom 27 qb 16 2 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
77 Jim Jeffcoat 24 RDE 16 16 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
23 James Jones 27 rb 16 2 200 5-10 Mississippi St. 12/6/1958 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 80th pick / 1980
72 Too Tall Jones 34 LDE 16 16 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 11 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
68 Crawford Ker 23 5 0 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
29 Robert Lavette 22 KR 12 0 190 5-11 Georgia Tech 9/8/1963 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 103rd pick / 1985
56 Eugene Lockhart 24 MLB 16 15 234 6-2 Houston 3/8/1961 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
30 Timmy Newsome 27 FB 14 14 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 5 5 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
16 Steve Pelluer 23 2 0 209 6-4 Washington 7/29/1962 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
59 Jesse Penn 23 16 1 220 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/6/1962 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 44th pick / 1985
65 Kurt Petersen 28 RG 16 16 264 6-4 Missouri 6/17/1957 5 7 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
97 David Ponder 23 4 0 248 6-3 Florida St. 6/27/1962 Rook 0
81 Karl Powe 23 wr 15 1 175 6-2 Alabama St. 1/17/1962 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 178th pick / 1985
75 Phil Pozderac 26 LT 14 9 277 6-9 Notre Dame 12/19/1959 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
64 Tom Rafferty 31 C 16 16 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
82 Mike Renfro 30 WR 16 16 184 6-0 TCU 6/19/1955 7 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
70 Howard Richards 26 7 0 263 6-6 Missouri 8/7/1959 4 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1981
50 Jeff Rohrer 27 RLB 15 12 228 6-3 Yale 12/25/1958 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
89 Brian Salonen 24 16 0 229 6-3 Montana 7/29/1961 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 278th pick / 1984
4 Mike Saxon 23 P 16 0 205 6-3 San Diego St. 7/10/1962 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
66 Chris Schultz 25 LT 16 8 277 6-8 Arizona 2/16/1960 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 189th pick / 1983
22 Victor Scott 23 db 16 3 200 6-0 Colorado 6/1/1962 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 40th pick / 1984
1 Rafael Septien 32 K 16 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 8 3 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
60 Don Smerek 28 dt 10 1 255 6-7 Nevada-Reno 12/20/1957 4 1
67 Broderick Thompson 25 t 11 0 295 6-5 Kansas 8/14/1960 Rook 1
32 Dennis Thurman 29 db 16 3 176 5-11 USC 4/13/1956 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
63 Glen Titensor 27 LG 16 16 263 6-4 UCLA,BYU 2/21/1958 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
71 Mark Tuinei 25 16 0 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 2 1
24 Everson Walls* 26 LCB 16 16 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 4 13
11 Danny White 33 QB 14 14 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 9 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White*+ 32 RDT 16 16 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 10 16 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
38 John Williams 25 8 0 213 5-11 Wisconsin 10/26/1960 Rook 0
Team Total 26.4 16 225.3 6-2.6 3.7